Murder Most Unusual by Michelle Somers
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wicked murders, witty one-liners and totally satisfying romance. Murder Most Unusual in the style of Murder She Wrote, only a whole lot scarier with romance thrown in. A totally entertaining read that mixed bone-chilling, thrilling murder with sweet, subtle, sexy romance. Genius writing from the pen of up and coming author, Michelle Somers.
Full of twists and turns in revealing the villian, the suspense keeps you on the edge of your seat while the tug of attraction and a sense of humour delivers a welcome relief from the intensity of the plot exactly when you need it. I wonder what this author’s wicked mind will deliver next?
Reviewed from an ARC.
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SHE WRITES. HE WATCHES. HE WAITS. HE KILLS…
Romance novelist Stacey Holland doesn’t believe in love; marriage to a manipulator taught her as much. So she hides away in her fictional world, penning the perfect romance, intertwining the perfect crime. Excitement is for her books – worlds where the mortality of her characters is governed by a tap on her keyboard and the heroine always gets her happy ever after.
Homicide detective Chase Durant’s cases are real and gritty and one wrong move could be his last. The force is his life – he doesn’t have room for more. Love and relationships hold no place for a man whose fate is predetermined by the genetic roll of a dice. With uncertainty on the horizon, he won’t promise a future he can’t guarantee.
Then a sadistic killer breathes Stacey’s gruesome murders to life and the pair are thrown together in a sick game of murder and lies.
When tempers flare, and the murders get personal, can author and detective fight their growing attraction all-the-while fighting the killer determined to destroy them both?
Murder Most Unusual is a seductive romantic suspense set in Melbourne, Australia, written by Michelle Somers, award-winning author of Lethal in Love.
Lethal in Love: Episode 1 by Michelle Somers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I do love a good Romantic Suspense and Michelle Somers didn’t disappoint. Lovers of Bones, NCIS and CSI will enjoy these short bursts or episodes in the Lethal in Love series. I was certainly left wanting more and look forward to episode 2.
Ms Somers takes a creepy villain, a sassy detective and very sexy reporter and throws them right into the action from page one. The story moves fast and I soon found myself drawn into the mystery and intrigue surrounding the case of a serial killer, dormant for twenty five years, who rises to kill again. Jayda’s gut instinct is almost always reliable and something tells her they’ve got a copycat killer on their hands. Seth is on the hunt for a good story but when he meets Jayda, he finds himself attracted to the case for much more. When the killer makes things personal, Jayda and Seth are thrown together to pool their talents and track down the monster terrorising the back alleys of Melbourne at night.
As both attraction and danger target them, Seth and Jayda work hard to unravel the mystery surrounding the escalating deaths of young virgins. While I think I might know who the killer is, I look forward to either being proved wrong or very surprised as the next episodes unfold. Bring on Episode 2!
Thank you to Penguin Random House and Netgalley for my ARC
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A steamy romantic suspense about an instinct-driven detective and a sexy, scoop-hungry reporter, both on the hunt for a sadistic killer.
Jayda Thomasz is a sassy homicide detective who never lets her emotions get in the way of a case. So when a serial killer re-emerges after 25 years, the last thing she expects is to catch herself fantasising over the hot, smooth-talking stranger who crosses the path of her investigation.
Seth Friedin is a reporter chasing the story that’ll make his career. When he enters the world of swinging for research, he never imagines he’ll be distracted by a hard-talking female detective whose kiss plagues his mind long after she’s gone.
Past experience has shown Jayda that reporters are ruthless and unscrupulous. But when the murders get personal, will she make a deal with the devil to catch the killer? How far will she and Seth have to go? And do you ever really know who you can trust?